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pedantic
American English: /pəˈdæn(t)ɪk/
British English: /pɪˈdantɪk/

Translation of pedantic in Spanish:

adjective

  • Example sentences
    • I had the same middle parted haircut for eight years, and I was quite pedantic about this being perfect.
    • For years, pedantic scholars have crowed about the debt rock owes the blues.
    • Well you could say it's a deal of nitpicking by pedantic scientists over detail.

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